The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently finished a months-long effort to replenish sand on St. Augustine Beach.
Dredging began in December, and the project was expected to put about 800,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand into eroded areas from north of the southern limits of Anastasia State Park to 9th Street in St. Augustine Beach, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Parts of the beach were closed during the project.
Crews will probably be on site for a few more days cleaning up equipment and smoothing out sand, said Susan Jackson, spokeswoman for the Army Corps.
“We appreciate the cooperation down at the beach,” Jackson said.
The project is a partnership between St. Johns County and the federal government, which pays 80.5 percent. The rest comes from state and local dollars.
At the time the contract was awarded in 2017, the project was expected to cost $9.5 million.
This is the fourth renourishment under an agreement set to end in 2053, and renourishments are expected about every five years.